BJP president J P Nadda has been addressing office-bearers every third day on video conferences. He has addressed state presidents, MLAs and MPs on virtual platforms.
The irony of virtually inaugurating bridges in the time of pandemic-induced social distancing was not lost on Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
Five parties – the Congress, CPI, CPM, TMC and RJD — have opposed the move, with some writing to CEC Sunil Arora, arguing that it would expose senior citizens to influence by the administration and the party in power.
Congress Rajya Sabha MP Jairam Ramesh has written to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, asking him to permit proceedings for the Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment, Forests and Climate Change — scheduled for July 10 — via videoconferencing.
The Congress is now out to woo the influential Brahmin community. And former Union minister Jitin Prasada has taken the lead to reach out to the community.
Top union ministers and several chief ministers on Sunday greeted LJP patriarch and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Twitter on his birthday. But, there were no wishes from Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Senior BJP leader and former Union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy and his wife Neelam have always been very social and loved to host their friends. But when their elder daughter Avshreya got married to Abhimanyu, nephew of JD(U) leader K C Tyagi, both the families decided to make it a private family affair.
While Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehra’s tenure has been extended by another full term of three years, Attorney General for India K K Venugopal’s term has been extended only for a year.
CJI Bobde was an ardent biker when he was a lawyer in Nagpur.
Amit Shah, in fact, seems to be using this mechanism quite well while being in the national capital.
Taking a cue from senior leaders like Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who urged Rahul Gandhi to return as Congress president at the CWC meeting Tuesday, some Congress functionaries Wednesday wrote to Congress president Sonia Gandhi with the same demand.
Rajnath Singh, who is on the first international visit by a minister in Covid-19 times, took an Indian Air Force aircraft to reach Moscow.
Lawyers are appearing from different parts of the country ever since the court went virtual, but perhaps for the first time the court was seated, even if virtually, away from Delhi.
Paswan posted pictures of him performing yoga with a message: “To keep away from violent and negative thoughts, the Chinese government should also practice yoga so that they can learn to live in unity and peace instead of violence.”
The government had come under criticism from some opposition parties, particularly the Congress, for not keeping them informed about the ground situation in Ladakh.
Hariprasad is a four-time Rajya Sabha MP and had been one of the seniormost general secretaries of AICC and a CWC member for many years.
One gets to hear that Congress president Sonia Gandhi herself is planning to raise the issue of increase in petrol and diesel prices.
On Sunday, Dharmendra tweeted about his health and said he is feeling well. He also praised the doctors and staff of the hospital.
Manmohan Singh, who has not been keeping well for some time, is slowly getting active.
The party had earlier shifted its Gujarat MLAs to Jaipur to prevent poaching attempts. Now its MLAs from all over Rajasthan are also camping in the state capital, making it easier for AICC observers.
While arguing, the sound echo from Rohatgi’s side prompted the CJI to observe that he should spend more on improving the sound system than on artefacts.
The Congress party had last month launched a ‘Speak-up India’ campaign on social media, where its leaders had put out video clips demanding free travel for migrant workers, direct cash transfer of Rs 10,000 to India’s poorest families, and financial assistance to MSMEs.
Calling Nepal a “brother nation”, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said he would not allow any bitterness to enter into the two countries’ ties.
Morrison also talked about cooking Gujarati khichdi, and said they could have Modimosas, just like Scomosas.
It is learnt, is keen to retain the nonagenarian Venugopal for the top post given his nearly seven-decade experience and stature at the bar.